Helping the “Invisible Children” in Motels
MORE THAN A ROOF.
Parents will do anything to keep their children safe, and when faced with homelessness, it often takes the form of spending an entire paycheck to live in a motel.
But just because you can’t see these children doesn’t mean they’re not there; and just because they have a roof over their heads, doesn’t mean they’re safe.
“Living in a motel room is not a healthy or sustainable solution for a family that’s homeless,” says Lisa Rowe, Executive Director of Families Together. “We can’t kid ourselves into thinking this is an answer. The ‘More than a Roof’ collaborative brings together several organizations to address this growing problem in Wake County and the needs of the parents and children. Working together, we can make even more of a difference in our community.”
- Wake County Public School System (referrals)
- Families Together (housing)
- Project CATCH/Salvation Army of Wake County (assessment and case management)
- Triangle Literacy Council (tutoring)
- Learning Together (behavioral health assessments)
- Catholic Charities (housing and employment)
- United Way of the Greater Triangle (funding)